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JULY 10, 2018 | NATIONAL CLERIHEW DAY | NATIONAL PINA COLADA DAY

National Clerihew Day - July 10
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NATIONAL CLERIHEW DAY

July 10 of each year celebrates National Clerihew Day in the United States.  Edmund Clerihew Bentley created the whimsical, four-line biographical poem.

An English novelist and humorist, Edmund Clerihew Bentley (July 10, 1875 – March 30, 1956), was a 16-year-old student when he thought up the lines for his first ever clerihew.

Sir Humphry Davy
Abominated gravy.
He lived in the odium

Of having discovered sodium

As with most poetry, the Clerihew is defined by a set of rules.  It must contain four lines, rhyming couplets of AA/BB, a person’s name in the first line, say something about that person and it should be humorous. It is meant to be a funny poem, of course.

HOW TO OBSERVE

On National Clerihew Day, try writing a clerihew or two of your own! Post on social media using #NationalClerihewDay.

HISTORY

The day is observed annually on the anniversary of Edmund Clerihew Bentley’s birth, July 10.

NATIONAL PINA COLADA DAY

National Pina Colada Day is observed annually on July 10th.  The Pina Colada is a sweet, rum-based cocktail.  Along with rum, a Pina Colada includes cream of coconut and pineapple juice and is usually served blended or shaken with ice.

Pina Colada means ‘strained pineapple,’ a reference to the freshly pressed and strained pineapple juice used in the drink.

There are different claims to the invention of the Pina Colada beginning in 1952 in San Juan, each sticking to their story.  The truth is that pineapple and rum have been together from the beginning of the distillation of rum.  The first written reference to a Pina Colada was in 1922.  This recipe, however, did not include coconut.

HOW TO OBSERVE

On National Pina Colada Day, you do not have to be sitting on a beach or the deck of a cruise ship.  You can enjoy a nice tall, cool Pina Colada where ever you are! (Remember to drink responsibly and never drink and drive!) Use #NationalPinaColadaDay to share on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Pina Colada Day.

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